Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

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Colin Michael

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  06.01.1957
Birthplace:  Louth / UNITED KINGDOM
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  05.06.1987
Selection group:  NASA-12
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. ??.08.2013

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-45  MSP  24.03.1992 - 02.04.1992 8d 22h 09m 
2  STS-56  MSP  08.04.1993 - 17.04.1993 9d 06h 08m 
3  STS-63  MSP  03.02.1995 - 11.02.1995 8d 06h 28m 
4  STS-84 / MIR-23 / MIR-24 / STS-86  MSP  15.05.1997 - 06.10.1997 144d 13h 48m 
5  STS-103  MSP  20.12.1999 - 28.12.1999 7d 23h 11m 
6  Soyuz TMA-3 / ISS-08  ISS-CDR  18.10.2003 - 30.04.2004 194d 18h 34m 
7        
Total  373d 18h 18m 
               

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-81  MSP
2  Soyuz TMA-2  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in physics, University of Cambridge, Queens’ College, 1978; Ph.D. in laboratory astrophysics from Cambridge University, 1982; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut groups 10 and 11; hobbies: Outdoor activities, windsurfing, flying, project scuba diving, soaring, exploring theoretical physics, writing children's software on a personal computer; November 2004 - April 2006 NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Operations.

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